The prevalence of substance abuse among children and adolescents is alarmingly high. Recent statistics report that by age 13, approximately one third of boys and one fourth of girls have tried alcohol. By the age of 18, most teenagers have used alcohol, and approximately 4% report using alcohol daily. In addition, the use of drugs such as marijuana is quite prevalent among adolescents with reports indicating that about 40% of high school seniors have tried the drug, and about 2% use marijuana daily. According to the DSM-IV, there are several substances that can lead to disorders associated with abuse. Other than caffeine and nicotine, these include alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, opioids, phencyclidine, and sedative/hypnotics. ...
Disorders with Psychotic Symptomatology
Disorders with psychotic symptomatology
Substance Induced Psychotic Disorder